Night Riders in Gallup
by Louis Coleman
Pamphlet published by International Labor Defense (ILD), New York.
First edition was May 1935.
This version: Third Printing, June 1935 (85,001-100,000).
Graphic pdf of a pamphlet published by International Labor Defense (ILD), issued following the May 2, 1935 kidnapping of high CPUSA functionary Robert Minor and ILD lawyer David Levinson in Gallup, New Mexico.
Chapter one relates the story of the kidnapping, in which black-hooded vigilantes took Minor and Levinson at gunpoint from an automobile. The pair were beaten and threatened with murder.
Chapters 2 and 3 tell the backstory, beginning with an August 1933 strike of coal miners against the Gallup-American Coal Company. Blacklistings and evictions of strike leaders ensued, which resulted in a gun battle in which two strikers were killed and two sheriff's deputies were wounded. A mass arrest of 200 followed, bringing the ILD into the case, the outline of which appears as chapters 4 and 5.
Basic scan by Marty Goodman, Riazanov Digital Archive Project.
Additional digital editing by Tim Davenport.
Uploaded by Tim Davenport ("Carrite") to Archive.org on Sept. 6, 2013.
No copyright notice in original publication, published in USA between 1923 and 1978, public domain.